Stunting charges: 158 km/h on Highway 102

HRP release:

Police have charged a youth for stunting on Highway 102 in Bedford today.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 inbound near Duke Street. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 158 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A 17-year-old youth was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act, a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. In addition, the youth was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle they were driving was seized.

In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.

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